Engineering for Kids | Fort Building Kit

Fort Magic Kit Review

This post is sponsored by Fort Magic. Read all the way to the end for a special offer! Do you have a child who likes to build forts? Have you heard of Fort Magic, the fort building kit for kids?  We were first introduced to this super-fun engineering kit for kids over a year ago, and our fort-building is still going strong. You can read our original review of Fort Magic … [Read more...]

Ideas for Building Forts

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Kids love to hide in cubbies, caves, dens, and forts, and today I'm sharing 6 Fort Building Ideas to get your little builders inspired. 3 Fort Building Ideas In case you're just checking in, I'm sharing some of my favorite kid-related ideas from the Bay Area Maker Faire, and today I'd like to share two creative ideas for building forts. These aren't your quick and simple … [Read more...]

Gumdrop Sculptures

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The provocation: A bowl of gumdrops and a handful of toothpicks. The first question: "Can I eat these?" Oh yeah, I guess they do kind of look like a snack. The second provocation (after we each ate a gumdrop, just to get that elephant out of the room): A square base of four gumdrops, attached together with four toothpicks, and one more toothpick sticking … [Read more...]

Hammering for Preschoolers

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Hammering for Preschoolers This is a fun early building activity for toddlers and preschoolers. If you have a child who likes to bang a hammer, this project is for you. It's economical, contributes to strong hand-eye coordination, and can give you hours of fun. Our Introduction to this Project This post includes affiliate links. My neighbor Liz is an incredible parent … [Read more...]